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First Line: As from the bush a rose we break
Last Line: Only to god is known!
Subject(s): Love


AS from the bush a rose we break,
Thou'rt gone to thy repose;
Thine eyes did my whole life-light make,
My hands their lids must close.

They loudly grieved, watched thy last sleep,
To thee with kisses clung;
Naught did I, but, in darkness deep,
My hands in anguish wrung.

They brought thee flowers to enwreath
Thy form with garlands fair;
I laid my heart thy feet beneath,
Within the tomb's chill air.

They planted a green willow-tree
To beautify thy grave;
But I its branches with a sea
Of hot tears watered have.

Then placed they there a tombstone fine,
With date of year and name;
Unseen in my heart's depths doth shine
One marked with words of flame.

They wander oft thy grave unto;
I sit and weep alone.
How fervent was my love, and true,
Only to God is known!





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